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Crochet Skirt

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Learn how to crochet a skirt with this free crochet pattern. A crochet skirt is a unique way to add texture and depth to an outfit.

If you like this pattern, check out our other free crochet skirt patterns that are perfect for the warmer months!:  Girl's Crochet Skirt, Strawberry Truffles Skirt, and Spider Stitch Beach Skirt.

Crochet Skirt  Crochet Skirt 2

Materials:

  • NaturallyCaron.com Spa (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Bamboo); 9 (12, 12, 15, 15, 18) oz., Shown in: #0004 Green Sheen
  • One size US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Waistband elastic—3/4"/19mm wide x length to fit (OR 3/4"/19mm narrow belt)
  • Blunt sewing needle and matching, sturdy thread (for elastic casing)
  • Yarn needle
  • Pattern

Crochet Skirt 3  Crochet Skirt 4

Instructions:

SIZES:
S (M, L, 1X, 1X/2X, 2X)

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Waist 29 (33, 37, 41, 44, 48)"/73.5 (84, 94, 104, 112, 122) cm, before elastic with enough stretch to pull on

Hip 40 (45, 50, 55, 60, 65)"/101.5 (114.5, 127, 139.5, 152.5, 165) cm, measured 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9)"/20.5 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23, 23)cm

Length 21 1/2 (21 1/2, 21 1/2, 23, 23, 23)"/54.5 (54.5, 54.5, 58.5, 58.5, 58.5) cm

 

GAUGE:
13 Fsc = 4"/10cm;

In single crochet, 13 sts = 4"/10cm;

In Lace st, one (V-st, shell) repeat = 2"/5cm, one (V-st, ch 1, shell, ch 1) repeat = 2 1/2"/6.5cm; one (V-st, ch 2, shell, ch 2) repeat = 3"/7.5cm, one (V-st, ch 3, shell, ch 3) repeat = 3 1/2"/9cm, one (V-st, ch 4, shell, ch 4) repeat = 4"/10cm, and 6 rows V-st in V-st = 3 1/2"/9cm.

Note: Gauge is "as crocheted", fabric will grow in length with blocking to 6 rows V-st in V-st = 4"/10cm.

STITCHES USED:
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)

SPECIAL TERMS:
Cl: Cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st or sp and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same st or sp and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

dc2tog: Double crochet 2 together—[Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

dtr: Double treble crochet—[Yarn over] 3 times, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.

Fsc: Foundation single crochet (This technique creates a foundation chain and a row of single crochet stitches in one) –

Step 1: Place a slip knot on hook, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop; yarn over and draw through the loop on hook (the "chain"); yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet").

Step 2:The following stitch is worked under the forward 2 loops of the stem of the previous stitch (into the "chain"). Insert hook into the face of the "chain" and under the nub at the back of the "chain", draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through the loop on hook (the "chain"), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet"). Repeat for the length of foundation.

Sh: Shell—(4 dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.

Sh in Sh: Shell in shell—Sh in ch-1 sp of indicated shell.

V-st: V-stitch—(Cl, ch 1, Cl) in indicated st or sp.

V-st in V-st: V-stitch in V-stitch—V-st in ch-1 sp of indicated V-st.

PATTERN STITCH ROUNDS:
Patt A: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, Sh in next Sh, *V-st in next V-st, Sh in next Sh; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt B: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 1, Sh in next Sh, ch 1, *V-st in next V-st, ch 1, Sh in next Sh, ch 1; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt C: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 2, Sh in next Sh, ch 2, *V-st in next V-st, ch 2, Sh in next Sh, ch 2; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt D: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 3, Sh in next Sh, ch 3, *V-st in next V-st, ch 3, Sh in next Sh, ch 3; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt E: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 4, Sh in next Sh, ch 4, *V-st in next V-st, ch 4, Sh in next Sh, ch 4; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.


NOTES:

  • Skirt is worked from the waist down, back and forth in joined rounds. Join (as instructed) and turn work at the end of each round.
     
  • All sizes use the same pattern rounds (defined above), but in different proportions. Length is easily adjusted by adding or omitting rounds evenly spaced through body of skirt or as an afterthought at the bottom.
     
  • Instructions are provided for a pull-on elastic waistband. Alternately, instructions are provided for a waistband with belt loops, so waist can be cinched with your favorite narrow fashion belt.


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fsc 96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156), turn foundation over so sc edge is on top, sl st in beginning sc to form a ring, taking care not to twist sts. Begin work across sc edge.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 2, dc in same sc (beginning cluster made), sk next 2 sc, Sh in next sc, [sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 2 sc, Sh in next sc] 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) times, sk next 2 sc, Cl in same sc as beginning, sc in top of beginning cluster to form ch-sp of first V-st—16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) lace pattern repeats.
     
  3. Work Patt A for 7 rounds.
     
  4. Work Patt B for 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) rounds.
     
  5. Work Patt C for 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) rounds.
     
  6. Work Patt D for 5 rounds.
     
  7. Work Patt E for 4 rounds.

    Note: You should have worked 30 (30, 30, 32, 32, 32) lace pattern rounds total (not including Fsc round).
  8. Edging Round (RS): Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp (beginning cluster made), ch 3, Cl in same first ch-sp, ch 3, [Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next Sh, *[Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next V-st, [Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next Sh; repeat from * 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) more times, Cl in same sp as beginning, ch 3, sl st in top of beginning cluster. Note: Mark this round as RS round.
     
  9. Fasten off.


FINISHING:
Note: Work either Elastic Waistband Option OR Belt Loop Option.

Elastic Waistband Option:

  1. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first ch of foundation.
     
  2. Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in each ch around, sl st in beginning sc, turn—96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156) sc.
     
  3. Rounds 2–5: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc around, sl st in beginning sc, turn.
     
  4. Fasten off.

Casing:

  1. Cut waistband elastic to fit waist plus a couple of inches overlap. Holding elastic along inside of waistband, and working from left to right, make a herringbone stitch casing, as follows:
     
  2. With WS facing, blunt needle and matching sturdy thread, secure thread around the stem of any sc of Round 1 of waistband. Sk the sc of Round 5 directly above, inserting needle around post of next sc of Round 5 make a backstitch. *Sk next sc of Round 1, backstitch around post of next sc of Round 1; sk next sc of Round 5, backstitch around post of next sc of Round 5; repeat from * around waistband, working over elastic each time, taking care not to catch elastic, and sliding elastic as you go as needed to distribute fullness of waistband all around. End with backstitch in same sc as beginning. Fasten off. Overlap ends of elastic and sew together securely.

Belt Loop Option:
Note: For a waist that can be cinched with a purchased narrow belt, make the following waistband with post stitches that serve as belt loops.

Waistband with belt loops:

  1. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first ch of foundation.
     
  2. Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in next 2 ch, ch 1, sk next ch, *sc in next 5 ch, ch 1, sk next ch; repeat from * around to last 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, sl st in beginning sc, turn.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, *sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around to last 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc, sl st in beginning sc, turn.
     
  4. Rounds 3 and 4: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc around, sl st in beginning sc, turn.
     
  5. Round 5: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in next 3 sc, *keeping st to front of work, dtr in next skipped ch of foundation 4 rows below, sk next sc of working row, sc in next 5 sc; repeat from * around to last 3 sc, dtr in next skipped ch of foundation 4 rows below, sk next sc, sc in last 2 sc, sl st in beginning sc, turn.
     
  6. Round 6: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc and dtr around, sl st in beginning sc.
     
  7. Fasten off.
     
  8. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block skirt.

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I don't think this is just for the 'young' ladies. Why not try making it then wear with leggings etc. That's what I'm going to do! I'm 40 something - I just love seeing crochet patterns for ladies 'wearable' clothes. I've been crocheting for over 20 years - when I first started, all the patterns were for doilies, blankets etc. So go, on, make it & wear it!

If my figure looked like the model's-YES, I would definitely make this for myself. If days gone by, I wore knit skirts with that kind of line and they looked great on my tall, slim figure. Today, still tall, not slim and might make something longer with a bit more flair.

Great project ! Wonderful young look. Not your grandmothers ecru doily! Glad to see projects that interest young crocheters. Get inspired! Get excited! Pick up a hook and some yarn and make something!!!

I would definitely crochet this skirt for my daughter who is in her early twenties. I could picture it over a peasant skirt. She would love it!

Love the skirt. Yes I would crochet it. Why? Because it is so different. You would not see this in just any store.

I'm in the process of making this skirt right now in brown. Saw one similar to it in Anthropologie. I'll let you know how it turns out!

I would love to make this skirt shorter for over my "little black dress" to be able to wear it more often & give it a "new" look!

I would never make and never wear it. In all my years I have only seen one person wearing a crocheted skirt. And it was not a big hit.

I have plans to make this skirt.

I would absolutely crochet this skirt! Light, lacy and very stylish! Love it!

Actually this is on my to-crochet list! I am making this for my college-age niece who fell in love with it - and if I was skinnier I'd make it for myself! :-)

I would totally make this skirt. It's adorable and would add an extra zip of color to many outfits!

I love these kinds of skirts but can't wear them. I would love to crochet one for my daughter though as she loves wearing lightweight garments in summer. As for the undergarment, I would just use a slip in a complimentary color or of the same color and attach it at the waist. Or, even not attach it since it would leave the option of wearing it over a pair of pants or another skirt/dress. So many combos for this skirt!

I like the look but would never make it.

I am over 60 and I would wear it with pride

I love the pattern and I would make it for my daughter who is 11 yrs old

Would love to make this for my 16 year old granddaughter who is very interested in fashion designing. It has ben a while since I crocheted a fitted garment. I have been making afgans and scarves for my 10 grandchildren, but will definitely give this a try.

I think this is beautiful and I might make it for my daughter, who is 33 and thin. Even though it comes in large sizes, I don't think it would look good on me as a full figured woman. I'd be interested to see this on a larger woman.

I would maybe make this skirt--if it came with instructions on how to do a lining. I don't want to have to find a skirt to wear it over, and I think the skirt over pants looks a bit too polygamist...

I think it's a very nice look, especially over the white skirt. This pattern also includes a smaller version for girls. I'm planning on making it for my little gal.

It looks like a very nice lace casing for a hotdog. Needs some flair or style or shaping. Maybe a ruffle at the hem? Something - just toooo plain. And I don't understand your rating it as Advanced. It's just a very simple lace pattern once you get the hang of the stitch.

Anything designed by Doris Chan is a winner! Though I don't normally wear skirts, I can see myself in this over leggings in the fall/winter. This skirt is in my queue at Ravelry

if i were the size of the model in the picture than ABSOLUTELY I would make it and wear but, since I am not and do not know anyone that is no I would not make it or wear it.

Lovely combination on the left, don't really care for it over the long pants. Very ladylike as a lined skirt. I am too old and frumpy to wear it, but if I was slim like the model, I would be crocheting away....lovely

I like the skirt & think it could be chic, boho or even rocker style, depending on how it was worn. I don't think I would make it just yet, though, as i's a larger, more involved project..

I don't really like wearing skirts over skirts for myself, so I probably won't make it. It is cute but just not my style.

I like the pattern but not the chosen colours. I think this would look awesome in black over metallic blue. Or even a medium green under black. Or, for summer, maybe white or off-white over a pretty pastel colour. I think I'll try it because it is a pretty pattern.

I would do the skirt, if I was comfortable doing a large project. See below. I have not done any crochet, knitting, sewing for about 20 years. I am just getting back into doing these things now. I am a watercolor artist and have spent time exclusively on painting. But now I am enjoying small projects, such as flowers for brooches, headbands, etc. I may work my way up to the skirt in time. I like that pattern. However, I would not wear it over pants. I like the cream color skirt or petticoat shown under the green skirt, though.

Yes, I love the idea of a crocheted (fileted type or big holes) over a solid colored skirt. I don't believe I would wear on over pants, though. I do believe I will find the time to make this one for my black skirt! Thanks for sharing.

This is beautiful! ---------- On someone else, I think it would add bulk where I don't need it!

This is a beautiful skirt--I definitely will be making it. I just finished knitting my 2nd skirt--and they are both beautiful--although they took such a long time to finish. Crocheting is faster--and with this one--I will be sewing in a liner--please post some more skirts and dresses that can be crocheted. Heads always turn when I wear my knitted skirts--because they are not something you see often. Keep up the good work--I love and depend highly on your site--

I would totally wear this skirt, but crocheting is too time consuming for me, so I rarely do it anymore. I love the skirt though. It is absolutely adorable! Someone out there wanna make me one? Haha.

Ohh...this would look lovely in my favorite, baby pink. It is a beautiful skirt.

very light and feminine, elegant

Thank you so very much, I have been looking for a beautiful skirt to crochet. This is GORGIOUS. Can not wait to start my new project.

I WOULD LIKE TO GET THE SKETCH SIGNS OF THE NICE SKIRT- I FOOUND THE IT MUCH EASIER TO WORK ACCORDING SKETCH . THANKS PNINA

Can you put this on a learning video on UTUBE it will be easy to learn from please !!!!

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